Craving Italian food, but looking for something a little different from lasagna or pasta? These Italian Meatballs are the BEST, and make a great appetizer for any upcoming parties or family gatherings you may be planning. Follow these easy steps to make the best Italian meatball recipe you’ve ever tasted!
Best Italian Meatball Recipe
Italian Meatballs Recipe
1 lb ground beef
2 Whisked eggs
1 Tbsp chopped chives
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp pepper
1 Cup whole grain or Italian bread crumbs
1 1/2 Cups olive oil
1 Cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 Cup tomato sauce
Chives and cilantro to garnish
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Mix the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, half of the cheese, a handful of chives, salt and pepper.
Roll into 12 balls.
Dip balls into egg batter.
In a large pan heat 1 1/2 cups of olive oil.
Fry meatballs until thoroughly cooked. Meat should be brown. Set aside
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lay meatballs on a flat baking dish lined with aluminum foil.
Top with grated mozzarella cheese and drizzle with tomato sauce.
Heat uncovered until cheese is completely melted.
Remove from oven and let cool 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
Serve these real Italian meatballs as an appetizer, or light dinner paired with sliced tomatoes or a salad. You’ll never go back to pre-packaged or frozen meatballs after trying this recipe. It’s that good!
What’s your favorite way to eat meatballs? Do you add anything else to your homemade Italian meatball recipe?
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Tracie Cooper says
My hubby loves Italian food. These meatballs look amazing and would love to make them for Sunday supper!
These meatballs look so yummy! I am going to make them this weekend. Thank you for sharing.
shelly peterson says
These look delicious. I have never made my own meatballs before. I will have to try this recipe.
Darcy L Koch says
I love meatballs whether in with some pasta or just to eat by theirselves. And if they have added cheese, all the better.
We love meatballs, and I’m just realizing I haven’t made them in ages. This sounds like a nice recipe, and I never have dipped the balls into egg batter. I want to try it!
This is a nice alternative, since we aren’t eating much pasta these days.
Tamra Phelps says
I really like meatballs. I need to pin this one. Italian & meatballs, together, sounds amazing.
Nidhi Chauhan says
Going to try this recipe. thank you!
Julie Wood says
I want to make these meatballs. They are so delicious and fun to make. I think they would go well with my spaghetti!
The meatballs look delicious! Thank you for the recipe
Dandi D says
These look so yummy and I’m going to have to try them soon!
justin tan says
My son loves meatballs and I’m always looking for new meatball recipes for him . thanks for sharing this. it looks so yummy!!
Janet W. says
This looks so delicious and flavorful! Meatballs are the best!
We love meatballs. These sound delicious!
Jana S says
I will be trying this recipe it sounds so yummy
cindy schierl says
Looks delicious – I will definitely try for my family
Tiffany Dayton says
This looks so delicious. This would be great with spaghetti.
Lauryn R says
Yum! This meatball recipe sounds delicious! I will definitely have to give it a try, my family loves meatballs! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!